Plans to put a team in New York City were blocked by the NL’s New York Giants, who had enough political power in New York City to prevent the AL from establishing a team. Instead, a team was put in Baltimore, Maryland, a city which the NL abandoned when it contracted from 12 to 8 teams in 1900. Nicknamed the ...
The AL and NL signed an agreement after the 1902 season that ended the leagues’ battles for players, which had led to increasing salaries. Johnson sought the right to locate an AL team in New York City, which was granted as part of the leagues’ peace agreement. His intention was for the team to play in Manhattan, but the idea ...
History of the Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles of the early 1900s is a team that will forever be remembered in Major League Baseball history. From 1901-1902, they were one of the most successful teams in baseball and won two consecutive National League pennants. The Orioles had an impressive lineup with Hall of Famers such as Wilbert Robinson, Joe Kelley, Hughie Jennings, and John McGraw, leading them to success on the field.
In 1901, their first season as part of MLB's National League (NL), they finished second place with a record 82-57 record under manager Ned Hanlon who was also inducted into Cooperstown for his work with this team. They then went on to win their first NL pennant by finishing eight games ahead in 1902 at 90-49 under new manager John McGraw who replaced Hanlon after he left for Brooklyn Dodgers following the 1901 season. This proved to be one of the best seasons ever recorded by any major league club at that time due to its incredible winning percentage (.645).
During these two years together from ’01 – ’02, the Orioles boasted some remarkable players like Hall Of Famer Wilbert Robinson, who led all catchers during those years defensively while hitting .300 or higher each year; Joe Kelley batted over .350 both times while driving home countless runs; Hughie Jennings hit well above .330 per year and stole more than 20 bases annually; And finally, there’s legendary player/manager John McGraw whose offensive production alone was enough reason why many consider him among greatest players ever! His leadership helped guide this talented group through tough spots, which allowed them to compete against other top clubs like Pittsburgh Pirates, who eventually defeated them 1902 World Series despite a strong effort from the Baltimore side throughout regular season play earlier that same year.
Overall, it’s safe to say that these men made up arguably the most fantastic single squad since the inception of professional baseball in 1876 when Boston Red Stockings became charter members of what is now known today as "MLB." Their legacy lives on even today, nearly 120 years later, thanks to accomplishments achieved during a brief but memorable stint between the '01 -'02 seasons, where they set standards still admired around the game long after the disappearance franchise itself in 1903 due to financial difficulties in ownership faced off-field issues...
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Orioles – The Baltimore Orioles have a long and storied history in Major League Baseball, with the team having been founded in 1901. One of the most exciting aspects of their history is how they got their nickname – the Orioles. The story dates back to 1902 when then-manager John McGraw changed his team’s name from its original moniker, “the Milwaukee Brewers” (they had moved from Milwaukee before that season).
McGraw was inspired by a poem written by Lord Alfred Tennyson called "The Princess," which featured an image of a bowerbird or oriole on one page. He thought this bird's striking coloration would make for an excellent mascot, so he changed his team's name accordingly - henceforth, they were known as the Baltimore Orioles! As time passed, fans quickly adopted this new name for their beloved baseball franchise, which has stuck ever since.
This unique origin story makes sense considering that many other teams have nicknames derived from animals or birds - such as Cubs (Chicago), Tigers (Detroit), Cardinals (St Louis), etcetera – but none quite like this one! It shows how creative people can be when coming up with names for sports teams; even something seemingly mundane, like changing your club's nickname, can turn into something truly special if you take inspiration from literature or nature!
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1976 – 2008 / Yankee Stadium I
1974 – 1975 / Shea Stadium
1923 – 1973 / Yankee Stadium I
1920 – 1922 / Polo Grounds IV
1913 – 1919 / Brush Stadium
1903 – 1912 / Hilltop Park
1901 – 1902 / Oriole Park
2004 – Present / Yankee Global Enterprises LLC
1999 – 2004 / YankeeNets
1973 – 2010 / George Steinbrenner
1964 – 1973 / Columbia Broadcasting System
1945 – 1964 / Del Webb, Dan Topping
1939 – 1945 / Heirs of Jacob Ruppert
1922 – 1939 / Jacob Ruppert
1915 – 1922 / Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston and Jacob Ruppert
1903 – 1915 / William Devery and Frank Farrell
1901 – 1902 / Unknown Owners
1 / Billy Martin
2 / Derek Jeter
3 / Babe Ruth
4 / Lou Gehrig
5 / Joe DiMaggio
6 / Joe Torre
7 / Mickey Mantle
8 / Bill Dickey
8 / Yogi Berra
9 / Roger Maris
10 / Phil Rizzuto
15 / Thurman Munson
16 / Whitey Ford
20 / Jorge Posada
23 / Don Mattingly
32 / Elston Howard
37 / Casey Stengel
42 / Jackie Robinson
42 / Mariano Rivera
44 / Reggie Jackson
46 / Andy Pettitte
49 / Ron Guidry
51 / Bernie Williams
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